St. Louis officials declare public health emergency

3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago Thursday, March 12 2020 Mar 12, 2020 Thursday, March 12, 2020 4:29:00 PM CDT March 12, 2020 in News
By: Bill Finn, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis officials are declaring a public health emergency in light of the coronavirus.

St. Louis Mayor, Lyda Krewson, tweeted Thursday afternoon, March 12. In her tweet she declared a public health emergency and events that exceed 1,000 attendees or more is prohibited.

This happened just hours after the mayor of Kansas City declared a state of emergency and also prohibited gatherings of over 1,000 people.

There are currently 20 people in St. Louis and St. Louis County being tested for coronavirus.

This comes the same day that Governor Mike Parson will announce the second confirmed case of coronavirus in the state.

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